Review Policy

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Hello and Thank you for stopping by Bookish After Dark.  If you are a publisher/author/or other bookish related person and you would like me to read and review your book(s) on Bookish After Dark please feel free to contact me.  Though I do prefer physical copies (ARC’s or finished copies) I do have an Barnes and Noble Tablet so I am willing to accept e-books but only in .pdf or .epub formats.  I will also accept self-published books on a limited basis.

Below you will find all the information you will need in order to submit a review request to Bookish After Dark.

Genres I Review:

  • Young Adult Fiction

            I accept Young Adult Fiction in the following sub-genre’s

                  ~ Paranormal

~ Fantasy

~ Urban Fantasy

~ Dystopian


  • Romance

           I accept Romance Fiction in the following sub-genre’s

                 ~ Paranormal

~ Paranormal Erotica


  • Paranormal

  • Urban Fantasy

  • Sci-Fi

  • Fantasy

  • Dystopian


Naturally, once I have accepted and received a novel for review I try to get it read and the review posted as soon as possible. NOTE:  I do review on a first come first serve basis and in my response back to you I will let you know where you stand in my Que.  Though if you have a certain date you would like the review finished by I am willing to make exceptions.

Please keep in mind that when I accept a book for review I cannot guarantee that I will be posting a positive review.  All the reviews that I post are my honest opinion of the books I have read.  If I LOVED a book I share why.  If I didn’t care for a book I share why.

What are included in my reviews:

  • Cover Image

  • Title

  • Author

  • Publisher

  • Release Date

  • Series info – if applicable

  • Synopsis – Usually from Goodreads

  • My Rating

  • The actual review

Breakdown of my rating system:

 AWESOME SAUCE AWARD! (5+) – So full of AWESOME it defies a 5.

A – This book was EXCELLENT.  FULL OF AWESOME!  Get yourself 6 copies!!

B – A MUST have book!

 – It’s a really good book that has some issues but I would still purchase a copy for myself.
D – This book has a fair amount of issues and I recommend borrowing from the library or friends.

All of my reviews are posted here on my blog in addition to Goodreads.  I also send out the links to my reviews via Twitter (@jrafterdarkblog).  If you would like your review posted anywhere else please include that information in your review request.

I am also open to blog tours, author interviews, guest posts and/or giveaways.  If you would like to contact me you can send me an email ( or send me a message on Twitter (@jrsafterdarkblog).

To submit a book review request:

To submit a book review request to Bookish After Dark  please email me at with the following information (NOTE: * – required information):

  • Subject Line – Submitting for review – Title of the book *

  • Authors name *

  • Title *

  • Genre *

  • Series Info – if applicable

  • Release Information *

  • If you are interested in doing any other type of promotion other than a review

  • If you want your review posted somewhere other than Goodreads


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